Friday, September 23, 2011

I *Heart* Birthdays...

I made this birthday card for another one of my nieces. Lots of September birthdays! I used some Bella Blvd papers and the greeting is an older Hero Arts stamp.  I added some Sew Easy bakers twine too.

I want to thank all of you for the encouraging comments and for those who voted for my photo tray at Scrapfest last weekend. I won 2nd place and am so grateful!! My tray is shown here on the Archiver's site. The tray contains pics of several of my nieces and nephews. I told them they are all famous now. heehee... :)  Have a great weekend!

supplies: Hero Arts stamp, Bella Blvd paper, Sew Easy bakers twine 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Another Beetle for a Birthday

I just love this little beetle car stamp from Hero Arts. I made this card for my niece's birthday. I used some Bella Blvd patterned papers and Basic Grey paper.  Aren't the trees in the background cute? :)  I used a craft knife to cut out the windows of the car and then glued acetate on so it looks like real windows. ha!  I wanted the balloon to look like it was floating away into the sky. And I added some faux stitching to the road.

Hope you're having a great weekend!  Thanks for dropping by. :)

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, Bella Blvd paper, PaperTrey Ink cloud die cut, EK Success border punch

Monday, September 12, 2011

Santa's on his Way.....or maybe not quite yet....

I created this card for the Hero Arts August challenge. I love this Santa stamp and I used a Birthday stamp for the presents. I took off the top present that said "Happy Birthday" and made my own to say "Merry Christmas" instead. The embossed background was done using the Cuttlebug snowflake folder. I know it's a little early to work on Christmas cards, but I'm doing it anyway.  :)

I hope you're having a great week and if you're going to ScrapFest this week, have a great time! Also, please see my post here.  I wish I was going, but I can't. Maybe next year!

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, Basic Grey paper, Copic markers, Hero Arts gem

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Art Tree

I've seen the quote several times, "Art is the tree of life...." and I decided to make a home decor project based on this quote. I used a Cuttlebug leaf die cut and several different scraps of Basic Grey patterned paper. I also used the Silhouette to cut out the tree trunk. I used one of Kerri Bradford's tree and bird shapes from her Halloween Shapes kit. The digi image was just 1/2 of the tree trunk with the bird on a branch so I used the Silhouette software to copy it, then flipped the image horizontally to make a full tree trunk. I moved the two images around a bit in the software so the 2 sides didn't line up perfectly - so it would look a bit more like a real tree trunk and then welded the image together. After the Silhouette cut out the trunk from kraft paper, I distressed it with TH distress ink to give it a bit of shading. The letters are also from a Basic Grey collection and the the stamped letters are from a Hero Arts clear alpha stamp set. The background cloud paper is from Pebbles. Once it was all done, I framed it and hung it up in my art/craft room.

So, what do you think?  Will you make your own tree of life?  :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Whoooo Doesn't Love Owls?

I love this owl paper from Jillibean Soup. Isn't it adorable?  I created this card for one of my nephews for his birthday. It was a quick card to make.

That's all for now.  :)

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, Jillibean Soup paper, Marvy punch